Police officer in critical condition after attack

25 Sep 2017 20:30pm
WINDHOEK, 25 SEP (NAMPA) - A police officer is in a critical condition at the Roman Catholic Hospital in Windhoek after he was allegedly attacked by a group of unknown assailants while on duty Sunday night.
According to a daily crime report issued on Monday by the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kauna Shikwambi, the officer was locating suspects in the Havana informal settlement for a robbery case in Wanaheda when the incident happened.
Shikwambi said after the suspects were located, they fled and the police officer pursued one of them alone before a group of assailants caught up with him and dragged him into a house where they attacked and stabbed him three times on the head and shoulder.
The suspects also robbed the victim of his service pistol.
“Six people were arrested and two are still on the run. The pistol is not yet recovered,” said Shikwambi.
In a separate incident, three people died on the spot and six others sustained serious injuries after the microbus they were travelling in overturned four kilometres from Witvlei on Sunday.
Shikwambi said the bus was travelling from Otjinene through Gobabis enroute to Windhoek when the left rear wheel burst, resulting in driver allegedly losing control of the vehicle.
The passengers who sustained injuries were rushed to the Gobabis State Hospital for medical treatment.
The next of kin of the deceased have not yet been informed.
(NAMPA)
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